NASA’s Journey to Mars

Journey to Mars

NASA is exploring the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s, in this Journey to Mars infographic.

By |December 3, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

NASA’s Black Hole Friday

Black Hole

Turbulent winds of gas swirl around a black hole. Some of the gas is spiraling inward toward the black hole, but another part is blown away. Artist’s illustration credit: NASA, and M. Weiss (Chandra X -ray Center)

By |November 30, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

NASA’s high-altitude airship for scientific and commercial uses

NASA's high-altitude airship concept

NASA’s high-altitude, long-duration, airship concept that could be used as a research scientific platform or for commercial purposes.

By |November 27, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , |

Why Google leases an old NASA Hangar?

NASA Hangar 3

NASA signs 60-year lease with Google’s Planetary Ventures LLC for use of Moffett Airfield and restoration of Hangar One. No one knows why.

By |November 11, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , |

The Warm Glow of Mach 3

YF-12 forebody

This image from 1971 (!), the YF-12 forebody’s radiant heating system is being tested under conditions experienced at Mach 3, or three times the speed of sound, over 2,000 miles an hour.

By |October 30, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , |

Earth Science Heads-up Display

Earth's Heads-up Display

A brilliant animation to illustrate the interconnectedness of the many Earth-based data sets that NASA has produced over the last decade or so.

By |October 1, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , |

Airborne Campaign on Climate Impacts in the Arctic

Campaign on Climate Impacts in the Arctic

The Arctic RadiationIceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment, or ARISE, is a new NASA airborne campaign to collect data on thinning sea ice and measure cloud and atmospheric properties in the Arctic.

By |September 19, 2014|Categories: Aviation, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , , |

Boeing and SpaceX will ferry astronauts to Space Station

Boeing and SpaceX

NASA has announced that both Boeing‘s CST-100 capsule and SpaceX‘s Dragon V2 will ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station from 2017 onward.

By |September 17, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

World’s Largest Spacecraft Welding Tool

Spacecraft Welding Tool

World’s largest spacecraft welding tool for Space Launch System, the Vertical Assembly Center, officially is open for business at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

By |September 15, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

NASA’s gigantic Space Launch System

Space Launch System

This is an artist concept of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars.

By |August 29, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |